Cottonwood Trails Closed
Trail access remains closed to Cottonwood Spring Oasis, Lost Palms Oasis, and Mastodon Peak. More »
Pinto Basin Road Under Construction; Expect 30+ Minute Travel Delays
Visitors should expect 30+ minute waits when heading north and sound bound on the Pinto Basin Road. Due to construction activity around Cottonwood Visitor Center, additional waits of 30 minutes may be in place when leaving the visitor center parking lot. More »
Deteriorating conditions of Black Rock Canyon Road
The road leading to Black Rock campground has deep potholes, is deeply rutted, and can be difficult to negotiate, especially in large vehicles. Please drive with caution.
Crossroads Conference Will Feature Challenges to the Park
Joshua Tree National Park will wind down its year-long, 75th Anniversary celebration with a two-day public event starting on December 2, 2011. The Crossroads Conference, featuring presentations by notable subject-matter experts on Joshua Tree National Park, will be held in the auditorium at the University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Graduate Center and run from 12:30 to 4 pm. The following day, December 3, conference participants will take a guided tour of the park, Coachella Valley's 794,000-acre neighbor to the north. Buses will pick up participants at 9 am at the conference site, as well as at Desert Springs High School, and return to those locations at 2 pm.
Crossroads Conference presentations and field trips are free of charge. For more information call Joshua Tree's 75th Anniversary Coordinator George Land at 760 367-5507 or email, email@example.com.
Did You Know?
With nearly 750 species of vascular plants, Joshua Tree is renowned for its plant diversity. No wonder that when the area was first proposed for preservation in the early 1930s, the name suggested was Desert Plants National Park. More...